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homelessness and poverty. john: but i am told now obama has a mandate republicans should honor it. >> he got 9 million fewer votes last night that seems to undermine the notion of a mandate. he had four years and 9,000,004 days to were people showed up. >> people said this is a mandate. not just health care when freedom came up with men said it means freedom over my bodyand freedom to choose. >> that means the government should force might employer to pay for my medical and birth control choices. nobody is threatening anybody is right to choose. >> last night they said telegrams would go away, no one is insured, no one can afford college and abortion absolutely a legal immediately. john: most people answered not freedom to choose but obamacare? i will get health care now. >> somehow it is free but did understand you have fewer choices under the single payer system. universal health care is the timate goal. >> it is not free. you pay for it in different way. >> i ask somebody if the hotel last have three wi-fi. of course, not i am asking is the cost included in the list price. john: i do not wa
is really a conservative. the republicans are radical and obama is really a conservative in terms of the things he advocates for. i would say there is a conflict that is probably going to be exacerbated. there will be a lot of tension between two things -- one is that the biggest influence of the tea party, their supporters, has come from defeating republican incumbents in republican primaries. for example, this year, richard lugar was defeated by instead a person was nominated who was a -- who defeated lugar and was a tea party person who said his idea of compromise was the democrats coming over to his point of view. in missouri, i have to limit that claire mccaskill is a very clever politician. she did spend $2 million of her own money to get todd akin the republican nomination. if the republicans -- what used to be called the republican establishment was more on their toes it would have done a lot more to make sure he did not get -- it turns out, not long after he was nominated it turns that he had been arrested many times demonstrating at abortion clinics in the 1980's. not wh
president obama won a second term and what he's likely to do with it. and plus, how should republicans respond and regroup for 2014 and beyond. from tax hikes to collective bargaining to gay marriage, how some big measures, across the states across the country. welcome to the journal, editorial report. i'm paul gigot, a divided country gave president obama a second chance on tuesday, handing him a narrower, but decisive win over republican rival mitt romney. here is with a look how he did it. dan henninger, and jason riley and washington columnist kim strassel. start with you, when you get a defeat like this, there's no one thing necessarily that explains it. but why don't you pick out your most important? >> look, i think there were two things key to the obama victory, one was that very ol on, they ran this very high dollar attack campaign against mitt romney, a bit of a character assassination throughout the summer and mitt romney didn't respond to it and he didn't recover from it. when you combine that with the president's brutally efficient, we now know turnout operation in core st
today, the biggest talk in town was about the economy. president obama and the republican speaker made their views known on the upcoming fiscal cleiff approaches. both men agreed on the urgency to act. the devil is in the details. >> ladies and gentlemen, that the president and the vice- president of the united states. >> del left the supporters fool you, he knows there is no honeymoon the second time around. he is straight into a living and economic crisis in demanding compromise from politicians. dodge the american people understand we will have differences in disagreements in the months to come. they get back. but on tuesday, they said loud and clear that they won't tolerate this function for politicians that view compromise as a dirty word when americans are out of work, families and small business owners are still struggling to pay the bills. >> automatic tax rises and cuts to government spending could take more than $600 billion out of the economy, leading to 2.1 million jobs lost shrinking by half a percent sign. such a prospect has spooked global markets. riding high on re-elec
it again. they sent another one. obama grab the lead early until republicans get off the work. that became an e-card. once again you know what is really cleverly, thee cards sent around by right-wingers. then tweet number two. it's quitting time at work. romney supporters are about to flood the polls. wrong again, bob. so that didn't work out for you. then finally obama fans can party all night. they don't have to work in the morning, any morning. you know, here's what is ironic. mitt romney doesn't have to work in the morning. because he lost. finally, we've got peter morrison who has taken it to a different level. he's treasurer of the hardin county republicans. an amblean amicable divorce. why should vermont and texas live under the same government. let each go her own way. now i remember the last time that we had that conversation this happened. >> how many hundreds of people have died under the administration. >> congress must never declare equal those who god created unequal. >> read the constitution alone. >> we're on the world stage now. the fate of human dignity in our hands. this
: there was an expectation that republicans really had a good chance of ousting president obama. that became harder to expect as we got really deeper into the campaign, particularly this fall. it was boosted again by his performance in the first debate. the truth is, i would not say there was ever over confidence that was going to happen. host: we are talking to fred barnes. you can join in with questions and comments. the phone numbers are on the screen for you to start calling in now. i want to take you to this editorial in "the baltimore sun." the headline is "diversity and the gop." guest: when you lose 50% to 48%, i would not call that a lopsided loss. it was a pretty close election. mitt romney lost by 2.5 million of votes. that is not a squeaker, but it is not lopsided either. i think there are two birds that are very important that republicans have not done well in. the obvious one is hispanics. host: 71% of hispanics for obama. guest: when you go from getting 44% of the hispanic vote to 31% at john mccain in got to 27% that mitt romney got, that is a bad situation for republicans. when you have the
controlled congress end proved that americans expect republicans now to ompromise. president obama fell back on one of his most comfortable talking points since he took office, claiming that the republican-led house is holding up an extension of the bush tax cuts for the middle class in order to protect the so-called rich. >> nobody, not republicans or democrats want taxes to go up for folks making under $250,000 a year. let's not wait. even as we are negotiating a broader deficit reductio package, let's extend the middle-class tax cuts right now. the senate has already passed a bill doing exactly this, so all we need is action from the house i have the pan ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. [applause] and. lou: the president said he wants income-tax rates for those making over $250,000 a year to be negotiated next year as part of broader fiscal discussions aimed at reducing long-term deficit. the president defiantly declared today that the debate over how to move forward with this policy ended with his reelection. >> this was a central question during the election. it wa
in 2006, which was not the barack obama election. i think the was the first mistake was republicans assuming that the obama campaign could not recreate the electorate that elected him in 2008. there is no real difference in the composition of the electorate the elected hampered. in 2008, there was somewhat higher turnout. -- difference in the composition electedlectorate keepthat him. in 2008, there was somewhat higher turnout. we have to recognize those changes. there is a minority population that had an impact. together, there were 28% of the electorate. i looked at the nevada population numbers. did you know putt the hispanic population in nevada is growing 2% every year? between this election and the last election, it was an eight. growth. and if you look at the results in nevada, it was an eight. race. nevada was not a battle ground states. there is growing diversity in this country. the diversity is much younger. it defines the culture and the attitudes of the country. the second peace unless is unmarried women -- second piece of this is unmarried women. vote fore the women's
is december seventh. call now. >>> happy birthday, marine corps. sem per fi. >>> president obama challenges republicans to compromise to prevent a looming economic crisis now just weeks away. he says voters have shown they won't tolerate dysfunction. republicans are picking up the pieces after mitt romney's loss, more worried than ever about reaching beyond their white political base. >>> and after passage of a historic ballot measure, how soon will they be able to smoke marijuana legally just for fun? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room". >>> president obama says his re-election proves that americans want action on the economy, not just politics as usual: just days after his victory, he's laying out a framework for compromise with the republicans to avoid $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax hikes in the next year. he says he's open to new ideas, but he warns the federal government can't cut its way to prosperity. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine
by the house of representatives, republicans, and senate the democrats. mr. obama, even though he thinks as these guys have already said, that he will press for his tax increase on the rich, it's not going to happen. the house was reelected, but a smaller government, keeping government spending in check, and, of course, not raising taxes. if he thinks that house republicans we will roll over, i think he's in for reawakening. lou: one for the country came today when we were stunned by the announcement of david patraeus resignation as cia director. and then he cites in his resignation letter not only an extramarital afair, but hes quoting teddy roosevelt. remarkable, i thought. >> it is remarkable. i have respect for david patraeus. i don't know the details. he served his country dave -- he sacrificed a great deal. i think it is a tragedy. there's also another story here. lou: that story, because we learned very quickly that he will certainly not the apparently testifying before congress next wednesday in closed-door meetings, three separate investigations. what do you make of it? >> the f
class. half as many say wealthy and big business. the obama campaign got the message that republicans were out of the touch and defending the groups american people didn't like. that signal that the messaging was not working this is it i don't want to spend my time to look back. it is it important to be accountable but look at the future. when the question come to americans which is more important to you. fighting against tax increases or balancing the budget. by far it is it balancing the budget. american people believe that washington wastes too much and spends too much and they want to stop it. and i want to say this so much of the romny campaign was preventing tax increases on wealthy mirns when it should have been cutting. >> this is what they can pay boo as we head in the discussions of the fiscal cliff? >> exactly. it is not a battle. americans don't want to see tax increases and the only way they would allow revenue enhancements, if they knew there was significant and measureful. if these cuts were real and significant and permanent then the public would look at revenue side.
. the obama campaign is more -- but the gains in florida had been a republican strong hold for decades. he got 35% of the cuban-american vote. that was considered a pretty good number. some polls showed him at 50%. you mentioned the puerto rican community. that community is growing by leaps and bounds. that's the fastest growing group in florida. they have supported republicans. they campaigned for jeb bush. they came out for former president george bush. they came out in droves for barack obama. so he just -- he just crushed it in those community. gwen: where was the miscalculation, dan? say in ohio? >> the underestimation or the failure to deal with the auto bail out. if there is one thing that governor romney did was the auto bailout. the obama campaign almost from start to finish put an emphasis on that and remined people that governor romney had written an op sed for the "new york times" with the headline which he did not write but nunls the headline said let detroit go bankrupt. he also said you can kiss the automobile industry goodbye. so they talked up the success of the auto bailout a
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's willing to compromise with the republicans his bisque position has not changed. >> obama: as i said before, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit we have to combine spending cuts with revenue that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. and that includes democrats independents, and a lot of republicans. >> eliot: mr. obama also said that he planned to meet with speaker of the house john boehner and other congressional leaders at the white house next year along with business and labor leaders. the president made it clear that even while talks were under way he wanted the house to move quickly to pass a middle class tax freeze that has already cleared the senate. >> obama: let's not wait. even as we're negotiating the broader deficit reduction package. let's extend the middle class tax cuts right now. >> eliot: for his part speaker boehner insisted that the g.o.p. plan which includes no new taxes was the bess alternative while pressu
four days after the election to be done. that puts president obama at 332 votes and president obama at 206 electoral votes. meanwhile, we've got a new result to bring you from california as well. republican congresswoman mary bono mack has conceded defeat so democrat ruiz will take office. bono mack served 14 years in office and she connie mack also lost election this year. >>> the obama administration pushing back, a deadline for the state to submit plans for health care exchange. a piece of the affordable health care act. they will now have an extra three weeks. states have the option of stepping aside and allowing the federal government to run it for them. the resignation of the general petraeus who stepped down as cia director on friday. multiple government sources tell nbc news that e-mails between petraeus and broadwell were indicative of an extramarital affair. kristen welker is joining me. let's start with the fbi investigation into this biographer paula broadwell. what can you tell us about this at this point? >> the fbi has opened up an investigation to determine whether p
that obama won by five points. i think the delegation of pennsylvania will be like 13/5 republican coming out. >> i'm sorry, it brings it back to the fact that all politics are local. if i ever learned anything before, i've learned that about this presidency and how it's not just one man that can do things. we have to really pay attention. >> yes. >> people don't. >> i think our chances of getting universal registration, same day voter registration are far better than ending the gerrymandering which is at the state level. democrats in the house won by over 500,000 votes and yet they only picked up 18. i can assure you they'll fight back. >> when we come up next, i've got a letter. y'all know you love my mailbag. my letter today to ohio's john houston. stay with us. look how small they were! [ husband ] transfer! [ male announcer ] free data transfer at home. you just deleted all the photos! you did! no you did! [ male announcer ] or free data transfer when you buy a windows 8 computer at staples. another way staples makes it easier to upgrade. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, a
was as much the republicans' man as he was president obama's, if not more so. does that make this an apolitical issue? i mean if there is such a thing in washington? >> yeah, there's no question he tran senn transcended party lines. tremendous loss to the country. irony here you have the fbi investigating the cia. this is made for movie. but very sad all the way around. >> representative frost, here's something looking ahead. as david petraeus may not be testifying about benghazi next week. however, that investigation will continue. do you have any concerns on how this investigation might evolve for the administration? >> well, the republicans have to be careful. i mean, they're in charge of the house representatives. they'll be in charge of the investigation. they have to be careful not to poe lit size this. it's a legitimate questions about what happened, why the ambassador wasn't better protected. let's find out the truth. but i think making this into a partisan witch hunt doesn't serve anybody's interest. >> okay. let's move onto the fiscal cliff, gentlemen. and represent
. it is ironic that the defeat of a republican is the most ominous sign for president obama. in terms of winners, nobody said the big winner was barack obama karen unemployment is high. the economy is sluggish. -- obama. unemployment is high. the economy is sluggish, but he won a relatively convincing election. if you go back and this seems like ancient history, but if you go back to 2009, iphone two days, there was a cover story in the "the new york times magazine" about the teachers union's last stand. it was about how reformers had checked mated the teachers' unions. the big story is obviously that is not what happened and they came roaring back. the latest story is the republican-on-republican violence. you saw that in idaho the -- , s.d. and all of that leads to the other big word that would describe it, and i would say that is uncertainty. you have a pro-reform and anti- reform colliding. the anti-reform folks are not just on the left or the right. i am not sure how that will place out. on twitter, it was the same from the usual suspects as it was monday. i say uncertainty because it is no
, the political maneuvering between president obama and republican leaders in congress. both sides are staking out positions on how to avoid what's being called the "fiscal cliff." cbs 5 political reporter grace lee with the chances of a deal being reached. grace. >> reporter: dana, the pressure is definitely on for the president as well as for congress. if they don't act, those tax hikes begin january 1 and really affect almost everyone. we are talking about $3,000 for the average household. well, today it could be the beginning of the end as there are new signs that there could be wiggle room for a deal. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? a political science expert says exactly what it is. >> and there's a kind of dance taking place in which each side wants to portray itself as the one that's reasonable. >> reporter: that could be tough on capitol hill. today the pres
not think he has a mandate. i think the republicans and democrats both have a mandate for compromise. this is what you kept hearing. when you heard from republicans for four years is epitomized by mitch mcconnell who said his job was to see that obama is never reelected. but did not happen. so, he has an edge year. he does have leverage. but it will be a long haul. he does need partners. >> mitch mcconnell is on the record as saying that he knows that the election makes some people think that the republicans are going to roll over. agreed to democrat demands that a hike taxes before the end of the year. that does not sound like compromise. >> your definition of compromise is rolling over and excepting higher tax rates. that is the democratic definition of compromise. i would never suggest bias. the president ran -- i will say it -- the most negative campaign. he did not run on his record. he could not. he did not run on a program. there is one thing he got a mandate for, and he now has a mandate to raise the top tax rate on two percent of the population by four points? that is the sm
obama is back in the white house, democrats are back in control of the senate, and republicans are back running the house. that's what prevailed before americans voted, when deadlock reigned in washington, little got done, and the country was frustrated and angry. are we in for more of the same? the talk we are hearing in washington sounds altogether too familiar. so let's consider what's ahead with two people of different philosophies about what should be done. bob herbert was a long-time liberal columnist for "the new york times" until he retired last year and became a distinguished senior fellow for the national think tank demos. he's been on the road for months now, reporting for his forthcoming book, "wounded colossus." reihan salam writes "the agenda," that's a daily blog for the conservative national review online. he is a policy advisor at the think tank economics 21 and a columnist for reuters. he is also the co-author with ross douthat of the much talked-about book, "grand new party: how republicans can win the working class and save the american dream." welcome to both of you
barack obama's lack of leadership as much as republican intransigence. i will not ask the percentages, but i know what you guys think of the percentages. barack obama is responsible, he has got to stop and be a leader as well. i think boehner will do what boehner needs to do. i hope that obama will do what he needs to do, but i think the chances are good and we will not suffer catastrophe, because americans somehow avoid catastrophe. >> mort, this very sensible, and in general there is a good chance of that happening. but i have to take exception to your referenced above to bob woodward. we would help him because of his arguments that barack obama failed to work his will on congress like lyndon johnson did. that is the most naive thing i have ever heard in my life. the only reason this kind of presidential leadership and skilled and care is necessary now is it because it follows an election that barack obama won. republicans' effort to get back in power of a scorched-earth policy has failed. >> read the book and the movie is coming. questions from the audience, please. >> i am wonderi
, republicans, becoming central to the war efforts under both presidents barack obama and george bush. one of the most decorated war generals of our time after a military career that spanned 37 years. he's credited with turning the war around in iraq as commander of coalition forces there in 2007. in 2008, he assumed command of the united states central command. in 2010, he went back into the field as commander of american and nato forces in afghanistan. there, he oversaw the troop surge that began to bring some stable stability to the country. he became the 20th director of the central intelligence agency on september 6th, 2011, con if i wered confirmed unanimously by the senate. fred is -- joins me along with eli lake, senior national security correspondent at news week "the daily beast." fred, just to emphasize, you were among the first to say who was involved and exactly what happened here. what is the latest that you can tell us? >> well, the latest i've been told that paula broadwell is the one with whom he was having an affair. i've also read this was broken because the fbi was doin
's an evil genius and republican big money had bought the election, so the reality is president obama's campaign outspent president romney's campaign by over $150 million on television ads, so they were getting outspent and we kept it, we helped keep it very close. look at some of the target states. mney and his allies spent $1.2 billion, almost half of that from super pacs. obama spent $1 billion. >> i think one of the reasons obama did end up winning was some of their tactics was very good. they had a very good ground gain and they had it targeted. we're going to have to try to figure out what that happened and try to match that, but that's probably a function of political parties, and i think superpacs are better at advertising. >> let me ask you about carl rhodes, evil genius, evil whatever you want to call him. he got it wrong this time. he got it wrong in the electoral college, and he got it wrong when he questioned ohio. what will happen with him? he's got the biggest super pac out there, or does he rise again? >> i think carl is one of the biggest political minds around and he
. >> good morning, america is heading towards a fiscal cliff, and president obama and republican leaders are saying there is room to compromise, but no one seems willing to back off their position on tax cuts. we're all over it, mike is at the white house. talks will be held next week, tell us everything you need to know, you only have a few minutes or less. >> both sides say they want compromise, you're right, but there doesn't appear to be any common ground on one very big issue, and that is how much should the wealthy pay in taxes. it's the key sticking point. we heard a lot about it, there's a lot of bush-era expiring tax cuts. if we go over the cliff, americans will pay more than half a trillion more in taxes next year alone. you combine that with mandatory automatic spending points, and analyst say it could mean soars unemployment next year and yes, another recession. yesterday, the two key players in all of this, the speaker of the house and president obama laid down their markers, drawing lines in the sand. >>> i'm open to compromise, but, i refuse to accept any approach that isn
cliff. hours ago the nation's most powerful democrat and republican took their messages to the nation. president obama and house speaker john boehner say they are willing to work with the other to prevent deep spending cuts which could send the country back into a recession. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach and that means askingthe wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> i think it's important for us to come to an agreement with the president. but this is his opportunity to lead. >> and as you know the big issues separating the two parties remains tax cuts. the spokesman says mr. obama will veto any legislation extending tax cuts for or more. boehner says he remains unwilling to raise taxes on the wealthy saying it will hurt small business owners. next week, their first post election negotiations. >> local relief efforts in the wake of super storm sandy have intensified tonight ten days after sandy hit. a fairfax county group is trying to keep the -- help fill th
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